British Humor

While doing some research on the sinking of the massive WWII German Battleship, I ran across this quote that so beautifully describes British humor:
“While in command of HMS Rodney, Tovey did not always see eye to eye with his Commander-in-Chief and was inclined to express his views forcibly. In later years he often quoted one paragraph from Sir John Kelly’s confidential report: “Captain Tovey shares one characteristic with me. In myself I call it tenacity of purpose; in Captain Tovey I can only describe it as sheer bloody obstinacy”’.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Tovey

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